A Day In The Life…Of Me! Oh you are in for a treat…..maybe? My days are so much different than they used to be, but once I get the hang of this new life in Alabama (almost Georgia since we are stationed here at Ft. Benning, Georgia) I will be rocking and rolling!
My first alarm goes off at 5:25 am. I turn it off.
My second alarm goes off at 5:30 am. I turn it off.
My third alarm goes off at 5:35 am. I turn it off, but this time I roll over and check my phone to make sure it is really 5:35 am. It definitely is. I wait for my husband’s snooze to go off one more time, nudge him (elbow or throw a punch his way), and wait for my oldest to walk in the room to let me know she is awake since her brand new alarm clock has, in fact, done its job and woke her up.
I tell her to go back up stairs to brush her hair, teeth, and get dressed. She fights with me for a bit then goes upstairs, and I get up for my first cup of coffee while hubby hits the shower.
I go into my oldest child’s room to get her back out of bed, walk in to the bathroom to plug in straighter as both her sister and her will have crazy hair. That is guaranteed. I get her hair straightened and then I go wake the middle child and do the same routine. This always brings about tears, fights, and lots of morning fun.
Downstairs I start hubby’s breakfast of egg whites and veggies, and my oatmeal. Once those are done I start on lunches. Once the kids make their way downstairs they eat, watch some TV, kiss Dad goodbye, and then make their way to the end of the driveway for the bus. I always go out there with them and wait to make sure they get on the bus. I am over protective I know.
Once they are done – back inside for me to finish breakfast and soak in the silence until the baby wakes. 30-45 minutes to myself in quiet is priceless. I don’t do anything either. I watch TV or just sit.
Then she is up! We are off! This ball of energy wants cuddles for about 5 minutes and then it is busy, busy, busy! I do get her to at least entertain one episode of Mickey Mouse so she can jump around and dance (her fav). She helps me unload and load the dishwasher, move things so I can vacuum (yes everyday as I am crazy like that), and we pick things up in the girls rooms. Now we can play, name body parts, and repeat words. Around 10:30/11:00 it is nap time. So warm milk and bed.
Lunch is quick – so quick no picture – but it was chicken, corn, tomato, black bean, balsamic, and good
The race is on and I shower, get dressed, get some self pampering in while I sit down and work. Today when I went in to shower – I found the dog hiding from the active one.
Working consists of blogging, content creating for clients, and surfing around for new info, ideas, and other stuff that comes around. This lasts 3-4 hours. The child usually wakes up during this time and I get her something to drink and allow her to wake up on her own. Sitting on my lap, laying down – but about 30 minutes later she is up and moving. And so am I!
The girls get off the bus around 3:45/4 so we are outside to see that happen. Since the weather is nice – we don’t mind waiting and playing outside which includes some running and jumping. We also stop to watch the soldiers in Airborne school take part in jump week. This isn’t as awesome as F22 jets taking off daily, but it is pretty cool!
Then it is time to unpack the backpacks – start some homework, sign off and review on things, pack the backpack back up, and start dinner. Yesterday we had a guest – a family member (another soldier we knew from Alaska) – so we ordered pizza and subs and talked the night away.
The kids went to bed around 8 and we sat and laughed and introduced each other to new apps to play, places to go on base, updates on people we knew, and so much more, 9:30 rolls around and it is bedtime. Yup. Bedtime.
I know – interesting, right?
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